Archive for the ‘United States’ Category

So you own Walt Disney Stocks

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Disney, the embodiment of the American dream, both from the perspective of the success achieved by its founder and the sheer numbers of visitors for whom a Disney vacation is the culmination of their dreams. Acquiring shares of the Disney Empire years ago would undoubtedly have allowed an investor to ...

Relief From Uncle Sam

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Uncle Sam has given US taxpayers living in Canada some relief when it comes to holding interests in RRSPs or RRIFs. Prior to the October 7, 2014 IRS announcement, US income tax would be payable by a US citizen or resident alien on income accruing in an RRSP or RRIF, even ...

Foreign Executors Must Be Careful to Follow the Rules

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

A recent decision of Justice D. M. Brown, Re Estate of Albert Applegath III, provides an overview of the necessary steps a foreign executor must take to have her authority recognized in Ontario. Albert Applegath III died a resident of New Mexico. His will appointed his wife, Clavis, as executor of ...